December 2017

Pervert, 28, asked ’13-year-old girl’ if she would like to have sex in her school uniform 

A pervert asked a ’13-year-old girl’ if she would like to have to sex in her school uniform and sent her naked selfies – only to discover he was speaking to an undercover policeman. 

Mark Oakes, from Derbyshire, chatted over the internet to a girl call ‘Lily Honeyshine’ for two months asking her to meet up with him for sex and bondage at her home when her mother was out.

The 28-year-old also asked her to send him pictures of herself performing a sex act and whether she would ‘like sex while wearing her school uniform’.

But all the time, and unbeknown to Oakes, he was really sending the messages to an undercover policeman from West Midlands Police who was part of an operation targeting those who groom underage children online.

Handing him a three-year community order at Derby Crown Court, Judge Nirmal Shant QC said: ‘You made contact with a young girl over a two-month period.

‘She told you she was aged 13 while you were 27 and that is quite a disparity in age.

‘You made suggestions that sexual activity should take place between you.

‘But it was not in fact a child but an undercover police officer.’

Sarah Allen, prosecuting, said Oakes joined an internetchat site in November 2016 and started communicating with a user who said she was called ‘Lily Honeyshine’ and was aged 13.

She said she told him she lived in Birmingham and he told her he was 27 and lived in Derby. Miss Allen said: ‘The defendant told her that talking with younger girls was more fun than older ones.

‘He soon told Lily that he loved her and started sending pictures of himself to her, mostly clothed but some of him naked.

‘Lily said she was at school and he asked her whether she would like to have sex wearing her uniform.

‘He suggested that they meet for sex at her house in Birmingham when her mother was otherwise engaged on a work commitment.

‘He also suggested an activity involving him spanking her and tying each other up.’

Miss Allen said police executed a warrant on Oakes address and arrested him.

She said over two interviews he answered ‘no comment’ to all of the questions they put to him.

But he later pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to entice a child to engage in sexual activity between November 2016 and January 2017.

As part of the community order, Oakes will undergo an accredited sex offender treatment programme and undertake 100 hours unpaid work.

Judge Shant said: ‘It seems to me that the public will be better served on this order than if I impose a relatively short period of custody which you richly deserve.’